In recent years, hair extensions have become more and more popular. Some people use them because they prefer their hair thicker, some use it to add length and some use it as a protective style for their natural hair. Whatever your reason is, there are plenty of options to suit your needs.
Weft methods have been widely used for decades. Being one of the most commonly chosen ways, it has allowed people to improve their methods, invent new ones and create better, less time-consuming options that are much less damaging. Weft extensions don’t use glue or other chemicals, need no bond them with any special polymer and last for a long time without having to get them replaced for new ones. One of the best outcomes of not using chemicals or a long application/removal process is that the hair extensions you use last longer and remain in better shape and can be washed and dried with less of a hassle. Today, we are going to look at the best handled-weft methods for hair extensions.
If you have been looking to get extensions but your options are limited due to your hair being thin and fine, Hand-tied extensions might be perfect for you. While the application is time-consuming, it makes sure almost no damage is done to your natural hair and that you get to grow it out in the healthiest way. The extensions lay flat on your hair and it is quite hard, almost impossible to detect them. You can wear your Hand-tied extensions for up to 6 weeks before you would need to go in for a tightening and the tightening process will only take 45-60 minutes. The hand-tied extensions are applied like most weft hair extension methods, using beads. Beads are attached to your natural hair at certain spots, on some cases a thin string is then pulled through the beads and the hair extensions are sewn into the thin string or just sewn to the beads. This natural way of applying hair extensions to prevent your hair from looking stringy and since the process requires no chemicals; it keeps your hair healthy and shiny. You can re-use your hair extensions for about 5-6 months and grow your hair healthily in the process.
Natural Beaded Row Extensions (NBR Method)
Natural Beaded Row Extensions, also known as the NBR Method, uses a very simple, fast technique to get your hair fuller, longer and gorgeous. This exclusive hair extension method is done by creating tracks in your natural hair with beads and a special string and sewing the hair extension weft to this track. Your natural hair doesn’t get damaged during this process because the weight of the extensions and the sewing are not on your own hair but on the beaded tracks created by your hair extension Professional.
NBR method is extremely natural looking because the tracks are created really close to your scalp to prevent pulling and the hair used in the process is usually of really high quality. It is also comfortable to wear, and you won’t need to worry about individual pieces being tied together or chemical adhesives or damage being done to your hair. Normal track hair extensions will have around 150 points of contacts with your hair whereas NBR has only 25. This means less of your hair is in the process and of course, less damage. The hair extensions will need a tightening every 6-8 weeks depending on your hair growth. The extension Professional will remove the hair and pull the tracks back to higher on your scalp, so they continue to look flawless.
Kacey Welch Method
Hairstylist and hair extension Professional Kacey Welch said she took a bunch of hair extension classes and seminars to find the best method but was disappointed at the end when she couldn’t find a fast, non-damaging hair extension style so she created one. Just like the NBR method, The Kacey Welch method uses beads to create a track and then sews the hair extensions to this track. However, with the Kacey Welch method, instead of using a string, your own natural hair is used to pull through the beads to create a better, stronger bond and this method also uses more beads to eliminate balding at the beaded points. The Kacey Welch method only uses 10% of your natural hair. This means less of your hair gets in contact with the process, providing a faster application time, less damaging way of having hair extensions and a simple way to care for your extensions. You can use your Kacey Welch method hair extensions for up to 8 weeks sometimes longer without needing any adjustments, which in the hair extension world is a big deal. Big celebrities like Kate Hudson are a big fan of this method because it does not compromise the integrity of your own hair, lets you grow your hair out without much styling and keeps your hair extensions at a higher quality for longer.
The beaded weft methods have been around for a long time for many reasons. They are the least damaging to your natural hair, lets your natural hair grow in peace, and the application process, although it may feel a little tight, it is pain-free. Ask your hair extension expert or hair stylist about what the best method for your hair.